On this day in METAL History, October 1st, the following historic events took place. From Ace Frehley to Soundgarden, the world of METAL has its sub-genres and all carry their own unique contributions. Metal Be Thy Name – Stone.
01 – On October 1st, 1987, Def Leppard began the North American leg of their tour in support of their multi-million selling album, Hysteria, at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY. Upon the tour ending in October of 1988, Def Leppard tallied 243 concerts, 172 in North America alone.
02 – On this day in 1987, Seattle, Washington’s Soundgarden debuts with their EP Screaming Life, proving to be an early pioneering example of the Grunge sound and genre. This historic EP was released on Sub Pop.
03 – On this day in 1992, the iconic Ozzy Osbourne began a two night performance in San Antonio, Texas, at the Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum. This was Ozzy Osbourne’s first concerts in San Antonio in a decade after his embarrassing arrest for urinating on the Alamo.
04 – On October 1st, 2004, The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Australia, officially opened “AC/DC Lane” after the legendary band. The Lord Mayor erected the sign to cheers and bagpipes playing the bands song Long Way To The Top. The City of Melbourne made certain to have extra copies of the sign made, in anticipation of fans stealing them.
05 – On this day in 2005, legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley joined Pearl Jam onstage during their concert at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to perform a rendition of Neil Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World.
LONG LIVE METAL.